King Henry IV


Wale. “Henry IV. He was Born 1367. Richard II resigning him this Crown, he was Crowned Oct 13, 1399, when he instituted the Order of the Bath, and created 47 Knights. Died of an Apoplexy in Westminster, March 20, 1413. And Buried at Canterbury.” From Barnard’s New Complete and Authentic History of England. London: Edward Barnard, 1781-83. Engraving. On sheet 14 1/2 x 9. Bery good condition.


From a series of historical prints from Edward Barnard’s History of England. This delightful history was described on one of the prints as “A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind,-on account of It’s Impartiality, Accuracy, New Improvements, Superior Elegance, &c.” It was issued at the end of the eighteenth century in response to the growing demand for works on all subjects by a newly educated reading public in England.